Girl on the Magazine Cover, The
Producer's synopsis: "This picture shows how professional models -- beautiful girls -- are used in making up magazine covers. A Chevrolet is shown on the magazine cover, emphasizing its beauty."
Producer Handy (Jam) OrganizationSponsor Chevrolet Motor CompanyAudio/Visual sound, color
1940 film about advertising photography and modeling around 1940.
16:01:22:22 Zoom in on magazine stand, salesman reading magazine occluding his face, CU magazine Chapeaw, woman modeling in magazine cover begins to move and answers to narrator “Oh but I am real” followed by a wink
16:01:58:03 CU woman on cover of magazine called Distinction; MS woman on magazine cover come to life and speaks to disembodied narrator’s voice “Why there are hundreds if girls making a successful living at modeling”
16:02:12:13 Woman on cover of Chic magazine; MS woman speaks to camera and says modeling isn’t easy.
16:02:26:28 Charm magazine, woman modeling on magazine leaning on handrail stands up and speaks to camera, gives flirtatious look and says models can be found at the modeling agency.
16:03:19:00 MS 1940s woman behind desk in modeling agency, pan right to attractive woman entering office looking at camera flirtatiously, disembodied woman’s voice asks narrator if he is listening, camera pans back to woman behind desk; zoom in on photography scrapbook, disembodied woman’s hand pages through modeling scrapbook with various photographs of female models, disembodied hands and legs.
16:04:29:14 MS camera tracks woman introducing disembodied narrator to grumpy photographer paging through scarpbook, narrator badgers the photographer and makes bad joke, good sound bites, photographer says narrator can come to his photo shoot if he doesn’t get in the way; photographer stands up scrapbook, zoom in on headshot of model.
16:05:28:16 CU attractive model smiling, posing for photograph, zoom out; LS model in photographer’s studio in front of large lights, photographer fixes models hair
16:05:44:24 Zoom in CU model speaks to camera then smiles, disembodied voice says get out of the way, pan left to photographer looking into large antique camera, photographer tells disembodied narrator he is in the way, photographer holds up curtain of camera chamber, zoom into screen of camera.
16:06:33:02 CU disembodied woman’s leg from calf down, foot on step of car, pan left to photographer lying on ground behind camera taking photograph.
16:06:58:01 CU disembodied hand of woman using her index finger lifts lever behind steering wheel of 1940s car up and down, zoom out to woman seated in driver’s seat of car.
16:07:09:19 MS photographer kneeling down, positions woman’s legs in backseat if car, camera on tripod behind photographer.
16:07:47:05 Man kneeling in front of car spraying condensed milk on to metal grill, license plate of car reads “USA 1941”, pan over to man and woman lying on blanket wearing bathing suits, background painted to look like sunset, photographer along edge of screen kneels next to his camera on tripod, photographer yells for the moon to be lowered in, glowing globe is lowered into frame; photographer takes picture
16:09:01:26 Photographer and female assistant look through various photographs, zoom in photographer lays photograph on mock cover of Friends magazine.
16:09:23:19 stop-motion animation shows five photographs cluster together and spin in circles, then spread out of frame revealing woman standing next to early 1940s Chevrolet, woman steps into car and waves to camera as she drives off, frame freezes and becomes cover photograph of Friends magazine.